from David Rhodes "Lenten Adventure" - which has lots of good things presented in very digestible daily nuggets. I'm not at all sure how I came by the book (I was allowed to plunder the shelves of a retiring cleric last summer, and suspect it may have originated there) but I was drawn to it by a foreward by one of my heroines, Janet Morley, who sold the book thus
‘Each week Lenten Adventure takes one of the comfortable phrases of the much-loved Lord’s Prayer and renders it dangerous again....'
With some big stuff going on for me at the moment, these words leaped off the page at me last week at Llan, and have refused stubbornly to go away.
"God is by nature energy for change....God is the creative force which grings life into being...The problem arise when human beings want to enclose and control that creative force. If we try to shut that energy up in a box or a metal dustbin, we are likely to end up with a loud bang!....We need to examine the possibiity that God may not be quiet and docile, and that the Christ person may be a very challenging, provocative figure".
He's not a tame lion...
Energy bursting out of a confined space. New life bursting from womb or tomb...now that really is a Lenten adventure!